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The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973)

A homicide detective begins to suspect that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.

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Teddy Hopper
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Jake Weinhaus (as Jose Ferrer)
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Det. Dan Corrigan
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Mario Portello
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Ruthie
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Bobby Martin
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Cindy
Gene Woodbury ...
Lewis Humes
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Det. Matt Black
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Det. Jacarrino
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Rita Alvarez
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Josie Hopper
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Sgt. Dan McCartney
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Mr. Fisher
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A homicide detective begins to suspect that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.

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8 March 1973 (USA)  »

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Der Mordfall Marcus-Nelson  »

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Trivia

After Telly Savalas died, the movie was shown again for the first time in nearly 20 years, this time with a short clip of Telly and the words "Dedicated to the memory of Aristotle 'Telly' Savalas 1920 - 1994" at the end of the show. See more »

Goofs

When Lt. Theo Kojack drives to Lewis Humes's party, a camera shot inside his Ford Torino shows the car has a plastic, sport side-view mirror on the driver's door. When he arrives and parks to proceed to the party, the Torino now has a metal, square, chrome, side-view mirror on the driver's door. See more »

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Lt. Theo Kojak: I remember the first time I walked the beat. I felt we were doing the most wonderful job in the world. I thought of us as watchers of the city, protecting what was best in it. Some people say the community gets the police force it deserves. I say the police force is the community.
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Connections

Followed by Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Give Me A Road I Can't Walk
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Bobby Russell
Sung by Andy Kim
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Solid and unexpected quality
3 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I came across this movie whilst channel surfing and boy was I pleasantly surprised. I was expecting an episode of the TV series but instead got a gritty 70'd classic. This a low down story of Police and the systems corruption which is still relevant today. Telly Savalas is superb as Kojack the only decent cop in New York who is prepared to see the set up that is taking place. A slow reveal with excellent supporting cast makes this a recommendation for everyone. This is truly an undiscovered gem that if it was a cinema movie would still be lauded today. This is a movie that really needs wider exposure. Now how to I go about getting the to show it at the BFI?


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